Atlanta Georgia Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Public Schools today announced a formalized partnership with the Hawks at Home. Hawks At Home offers a weekly program focused on various health and wellness efforts for students in Atlanta's public schools.
To learn more about Atlanta Public Schools, visit www.atlantapublicschools.org online or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Membership with the Atlanta Hawks, which includes access to all Hawks home games, regular season and playoff games, is available now on the following numbers: 866 - 715 - 1500.
Parker will serve as the club's athletic coach for the 2016-17 season and be part of the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff. Prior to joining the Hawks, Parker worked for Fusionetics Sports Science and was previously athletic coach with the Seattle Seahawks, where he was on the practice squad for four seasons. He was athletic coach with the Atlanta Falcons from 2012 to 2013 and returned to the sport in 2014 as an assistant coach for training and conditioning.
In 2004, the Hawks were sold to Atlanta Spirit LLC, which also owns the rights to the Atlanta Thrashers' Philips Arena, and Mike Woodson took over as coach. He was replaced in 2010 by Larry Drew, who had served as assistant coach since 2004.
After moving to Atlanta, the Hawks fell below the 500 mark for the first time in their history in 2009-10. Then there was a run in 2010-11, when the team won the Eastern Conference championship under then-first-team coach Mike Budenholzer, only to be beaten by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals. After returning to the play-offs in one of the following 15 seasons, they reached a final in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, losing to the Celtics both times.
Four players - the most in club history - were named to the Eastern Conference's All-Star team, and the team won the division championship for the first time in 21 years. The following season, the Hawks defeated the Celtics in the rematch in the Finals to claim the first title in franchise history.
The team split the time between Georgia Tech and the Georgia Dome, where the Atlanta Hawks are expecting their first home game ever against the Boston Celtics in the first round.
The Hawks are in the Southeast Division, and the NBA's Orlando Magic are soon following suit at Amway Center. The Hawks family also offers tickets to the Atlanta Hawks' home games against the Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans. This increase is so great that their tickets are now more than double the pre-season price.
Through COVID 19, the Hawks are enabling children throughout the state of Georgia to learn basketball skills by using the Atlanta Hawks' home and courtside courts. During the APS Back to School Bash in September, they presented a special "Hawks home live class" attended by hundreds of students.
Since the franchise moved to Atlanta, the Hawks' postseason run has continued, driven by the success of the young center, who has young players like DeMar DeRozan, Dennis Schroeder, Kent Bazemore and Paul Millsap. The Hawks have improved every year since then, finally getting back into the postseason play-offs in 2008 and 2009.
In keeping with the Hawks, who have a great dunker on their team, Spud Webb is a member of Hawks history after winning the competition in 1984-85 as the team's first ever dunk contest winner. 1985-86 - New players Dennis Schroeder, Paul Millsap and Anthony Bennett, along with new head coach Mike D'Antoni, helped them to a season of 50 wins.
They won their first playoff game since the 1983-84 season and the team's first NBA title since 1984-85.
The Hawks finished the 2010-11 season with a 44-38 record and dropped out of the first round of the NBA playoffs for the second time in three years against the Lakers. The Atlanta Hawks posted their best record since the 1956-57 season, when they lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games. In 1955, the Hawks moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and won the Western Division in 1969-70, but lost the round to the Chicago Bulls. Individual success has not led to a postseason success as a team, as Atlanta has not advanced to the second round of the NBA since its first playoff appearance in 1961 - 62 in 12 seasons.
The team had a resounding 2009-10 season, winning a franchise-record 60 games and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals, where it lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time since moving to Atlanta. With a shortened offseason, management made a concerted effort to bring the Hawks into the conversation for the playoff fight. It all started with State Farm Arena being turned into a polling station in the final week of the 2012-13 NBA season, the team's last regular-season home game.